Alans

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Alans

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Alani:

see SarmatiaSarmatia
, ancient district between the Vistula River and the Caspian Sea, gradually conquered and occupied by the Sarmatians [Lat. Sarmatae] or Sauromatians (a term used by Herodotus and now used by archaeologists for early Sarmatians) from the 6th cent. B.C.
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Local school kids will make the presentation to Alain, showing that even the youngsters have more sense than the IOC.
And Alain's grandfather Chic Baxter said: "Everyone in Aviemore will turn out in droves to show their support for Alain.
Alain even had support in Parliament yesterday as the SNP MP Pete Wishart tabled a Motion in the House of Commons sympathising with his plight.
One is the harmless L type used in the American inhaler Alain used and the other is type D or dextro-based, which is basically Speed.
The problem is the IOC don't distinguish between the two and didn't do a test to check what kind Alain had in his body.